Make it go when I walk up to it.
June 7, 2012 1:11 PM Subscribe
I would like to use a motion sensor/occupant detector to trigger scripts in a Linux box. I'm open to using a web cam, building something with an Arduino, modifying a commercial motion sensor, etc.
posted by nosila to media & arts (2 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Here's the scenario: a person will walk up to a door. I would like a sensor to detect their presence, then send that signal to a Linux box. (Could be Windows, I guess. Probably not though.) I'll use the signal to tell the computer when to begin playing audio and video, probably through MAX/MSP.
The less intrusive the device, the better. Pretend cost isn't an issue, although less expensive is always good. Hit me with your best ideas!